Contentment Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old contentment quotes, contentment sayings, and contentment proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Contentment is accepting what God has given us, and, by His strength, making the most of it.     

C. J. Jackson

Contentment is never the outcome of fulfillment, of achievement, or of the possession of things; it is not born of action or inaction. It comes with the fullness of what is, not in the alteration of it.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Contentment is not about getting what you want. Contentment is about wanting what you've got.     

Ken Clark

Content hangs not so high but that a man on the ground may reach it.     

Eliza Cook

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.     

Charles Lamb

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.     

Joseph Addison

The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless.     

Hung Ko

It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.     

James Mackintosh

It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. It is us.     

Vivian Greene

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.     


A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do.     

Fred Estabrook

If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.     


True contentment is a real, even an active virtue - not only affirmative but creative. It is the power of getting out of any situation all there is in it.     

G. K. Chesterton

To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.     

Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

Contentment has been worn as a crown by no end of sleepy heads.     

Henry S. Haskins

Contentment: The smother of invention.     

Ethel Watts Mumford

A contented mind is the best source for trouble.     


Progress is not created by contented people.     

Frank Tyger

Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances.     

Linda Dillow

To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.     

George Woodberry